Mothering by Mentoring

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We can all appreciate the maternal affection seen early in little girls who love to dress and cuddle their dolls. Many of these girls long to have a baby of their own someday. Once grown, they can fortunately still satisfy the urge to care for someone special—even if motherhood doesn’t come as expected. Women are […]

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Shattering Lies with Simple Yet Powerful Words

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A nudge can tip over a glass object and cause it to shatter into pieces—simple yet powerful words can do the same thing to lies. This is what happened recently when a friend texted me while I was undergoing a spiritual battle. His words, “You do matter,” broke the lie of insignificance. Regardless of how […]

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Making the Most of Speaking Opportunities Near You

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Do you desire to speak or feel that public speaking is something you should do? Perhaps you are wondering how to get started as a public speaker or how to schedule more speaking engagements. Wherever you are, the tips that follow will help you make the most of speaking opportunities near you. Consider your sphere […]

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What to Do When You Think You’ve Done Everything

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 I recently considered giving up in a situation, but God gave me hope to press on. I had felt frustrated with certain things not working out and wondered if the circumstances would ever change. I finally said out loud, “I have done everything; there is nothing more I can do.” Immediately afterwards, the Holy Spirit […]

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How to Grow Closer Through Conflict

Although no one looks forward to conflict, we can prepare to handle it well when it comes. As a result, we can also grow individually and in our relationships with others. The following Biblically-based action steps helped me and may also help you resolve conflict in a way that promotes personal growth and intimacy in […]

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How to Lead Through Your Communications

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Whether you are the head of your household, the manager of a department, a mother of children, or the pastor of a church, you have been entrusted with the privilege and responsibility of leading. Leading doesn’t just mean you have a title and tell others what to do and they listen to you. Leading entails […]

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What You Need to Sell Yourself as a Speaker

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Something has been stirring inside you.  Like the prophet Jeremiah in the Bible, you know rest won’t come until you share the message. With the training you’ve had, you may feel comfortable speaking. But how do you market yourself as a speaker so your message is heard? Here are ten things you need to sell […]

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What to Consider Before Submitting a Grant Proposal

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If you envision helping others, you probably know that financial support is vital to achieving your dream. Perhaps you desire to provide food for families in need or special educational programs for teens. If you are thinking about submitting a grant proposal for funding, here are seven things to consider. 1.     Have you established a […]

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How to Heal Through Your Words

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Has a person ever annoyed you by constantly talking about how someone wronged them? Some people can hardly speak about anything else. Sadly, the pain consumes them. I had experienced a lot of hurt in my life before I realized healing was possible. I used to journal about my pain, which can be therapeutic but […]

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How to Create a Peaceful Home


What a milestone! I wanted to jump up and down after signing the contract to purchase my first home. However, the fear lurking in the back of my mind kept my excitement at bay and my feet on the floor. Would my home be a peaceful place for me and my family? Arguments, outbursts of […]

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